“They know and understand our business and how we work, and they are very commercially aware.”
Chambers UK 2017
Our national Commercial Property team advises on all aspects of the commercial property life-cycle, from acquisition and development through to asset management and disposal and everything in between.
We act for a broad spectrum of clients including developers, investors, retailers, lending institutions, registered providers, local authorities, charities, health care organisations and business occupiers.
We specialise in secured lending, property acquisitions and disposals including property due diligence and real estate finance, property/portfolio management work, and the property aspects of corporate acquisitions disposal and funding. We can offer expert advice relating to large regeneration schemes and work with regional development agencies on major regeneration projects and on many gap funding transactions. We have extensive experience in acting for developers in respect of site acquisitions, development and overage agreements, conditional contracts, complex land assembly and associated planning issues, including highway and other infrastructure agreements, together with the subsequent sales of developed plots.
We provide specialist advice given by lawyers with the highest technical ability, but also with an interest in and understanding of the property market. We understand the pressures faced by our commercial property clients in today’s market and we are proactive in pushing a transaction to completion. We take a commercial and pragmatic approach – fighting for the issues that really matter and managing those that don’t to avoid them causing delay.
This requires a close partnership with our clients and a good understanding of their business. This in turn allows us to unearth opportunities for our clients and to use our influence in the markets in which we operate to ensure that a successful outcome is achieved.